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Old 06-19-2012, 08:21 PM
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Default Fostering with an intact dog

Its in the plans for the future once we get the rest of our fence up to foster, but if Mitsu is not able to be spayed I am slightly concerned that rescues will not allow me to foster.

In your experiance have you fostered with intact dogs? Do rescues usually understand when a dog is not able to be spayed because of a health issue per what the vet says?
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:26 PM
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I don't have experience fostering but I know on some volunteer sheets I have filled out did ask if fosters had a medical reason for not spay/neutering so I think there are exceptions.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:31 PM
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You could at the very least offer to foster only female dogs, if they had a problem with putting an intact male in the same house as an intact female.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:53 PM
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I dunno, good luck. Every place around here states explicitly that your own animals must be altered. :/
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:00 PM
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Yeah good luck with that. I fostered for a couple rescues in my area and when they found out I got Sako, I was kicked out of the club, so to speak. Guess they aren't that hard off for foster homes!
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:09 PM
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Most rescues, in my experience, don't make any distinction between reasons for having intact animals. It gets especially frustrating as a breeder (which I know the OP isn't) to be constantly beaten over the head by people who say breeders should also rescue, yet most rescues won't allow you to foster if you own intact dogs. Some won't let you foster if you own ANY intact animals, period; what someone owning an intact...rabbit, or some such...has to do with fostering a rescue dog, I don't know.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:20 PM
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Just try and see. Each rescue is individual so you'd have to read and talk to them to know.
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Maybe try fostering for a breed rescue through a breed club? They might be more understanding...
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:51 PM
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All the rescues around here require all pets in the house to be altered. I have fostered on my own, though, and of course I make my own rules then so testicles are fine (and ovaries, too).
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:56 PM
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Yah I'd say try breed rescue.

It may be an area thing, but I know Dekka has fostered for JRT rescue, and as a breeder she has intact dogs, and she's in Canada at least.. Although Ontario
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